TRUMP: It’s not going to be talk like it has been in the past. It’s been going on too long; too many instances. And we’re going to get it done.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Who is Really Interested in Countering Gun Violence? Contrast CNN Gun Grabber Scream Fest with Trump Listening Session.

Trump is listening to all sides and proposing solutions. The left is engaged in yet another hate fest totally focused on politics!

Contrast this:

A Trump "listening session" at the White House where survivors and parents and family of Parkland Florida students were given the opportunity to voice their grief and their opinions on gun control.  It was an emotional, but respectful moment. And while one student's outrage was focused on the fake news (1,2) that it's possible to walk into a gun store and walk out moments later with an AR-15 rifle, his voice was heard.

With This:

The scream fest that CNN produced the same evening. The arena was set up like it was ready for a pro-wrestling smack down. That should have been a sign that CNN was more interested in ratings and emotional television than solutions. To drive that point home one of the survivors who had initially been contacted to ask questions refused to attend because CNN did not allow him to ask his question and instead wrote out a scripted question. He was told "stick to the script."

Republican Senator Marco Rubio showed up and was treated as if he had personally shot the kids in Parkland. One of the Parkland students stood on the stage and said "Senator Rubio, it’s hard to look at you and not look down the barrel of an AR-15 and not look at Nikolas Cruz." Worse treatment for Dana Loesch, the NRA spokeswoman who has jeered and called a "murderer" and needed a security escort to leave the hall.

Here's Loesch talking about the effort to keep guns away from those who would use them for harm. The crowd didn't want to hear it:

No one should have been surprised that the CNN program was a set up. They have a history of scripting events with a pro-Democrat bias.

Typical of the overheated rhetoric that is designed to inflame instead of seek solutions was this from Governor Dannel Malloy :

Trump offers solutions, not political pandering.
If Democrats are serious about doing something EFFECTIVE to combat gun violence they will drop over the top political attacks and work on solutions that all Americans can support.  We tried it their way with a ban on assault weapons which even the New York Times admits failed.  It's time to focus on the shooters, not the guns.  Or do we really want to revisit the issue when a would be shooter uses a bomb next time?

Democrats have a choice. Either confront reality and work on solutions or the death toll will continue. Whose hands have blood on them?

UPDATE: Not one but FOUR Sheriff's Deputies hid rather than confront shooter. Put that together with the multiple warnings to the FBI that were ignored and multiple visits by law enforcement to the shooter's home.  Does that make you feel better about relying on government to protect you?  Rather than deal with this the gun grabbers blame the NRA!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Enforce Existing Gun Laws with Effective Policing Before Infringing on Lawful Gun Rights. Why Did Prosecutions of Gun Crime Fall Dramatically Under Obama

Remember how often Obama undermined the police by questioning their motives?

Once again, Democrats use the blood of children to make a political point about gun control knowing full well it won't stop the next shooter. Worse still, like immigration law, when Obama was in power he undermined law enforcement and actually reduced prosecutions. See:

"Obama talks tough about gun control, but prosecutions plummet on his watch Policy shift drives decline in ATF cases since Newtown tragedy."

Now, we have an FBI that has become corrupted by the influence of Obama's political cronies. Consider this:

Like immigration, Dems are not serious about gun crime or they would prosecute it when they have the chance. Far better to use the blood of children as a political tool to frighten the uninformed!

UPDATE: One of the Soros trolls tried to deflect from Obama's poor record on prosecuting gun crime. So, rather than reply just to that paid bot, I'll add the info here:

From Politifact:
And this:
Richard Reid was already a two-time felon when authorities searched his Delaware apartment and found marijuana, crack cocaine divided into sales-size plastic bags, powder cocaine, a scale — and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, an unloaded .25 caliber pistol and ammunition for two other types of weapons.

Last week, President Obama commuted Reid’s 25-year sentence and made him one of the hundreds of drug users and dealers who the White House says have done enough time.

But at the same time, Mr. Obama forgave scores of gun crimes convictions for the offenders, raising thorny questions about whether the White House is serious about keeping guns out of “the wrong hands” — a refrain of the Obama administration in the wake of mass shootings.

Mr. Obama forgave six of Reid’s gun crimes, in addition to the drug trafficking and possession offenses for which he was convicted in 2007.

He is one of 107 federal inmates who have had gun crimes convictions pardoned or sentences commuted during this administration, including a number who used firearms while dealing drugs or who carried them despite having felonies on their records. Still others were caught lying to gun dealers or carrying weapons with the registration numbers filed off — suggesting an even deeper level of gun crime.

“This is the most incredible hypocrisy,” said Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. “The president has commuted the sentences of dangerous criminals who were convicted of gun-related charges. But then, he does everything in his power to block law-abiding gun owners from purchasing firearms.”

Mr. Obama has set modern records for clemency, reducing or canceling sentences for more than 600 federal inmates, more than his nine predecessors going back to John F. Kennedy combined. Thousands of other petitions are pending, and the White House has promised to continue on its path.
And in Obama's hometown Chicago which has one of the highest murder rates in the country the city ranked DEAD LAST among 90 jurisdictions for federal prosecutions of gun crimes. In 2016 murders in Chicago hit a 20 year record high. 762 murders in 2016. Many of them children. But most of those victims were black. Is that why Dems don't mention it?

Why do Dems never seem to care about these children? Answer: they can't blame Republicans! Dems have been in charge of Chicago for decades and the city has some of the toughest gun laws. But the laws are not enforced and criminals go free!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Haven't You Wondered Who is Behind Online Left Wing Trolls? Special Counsel Should Investigate Possible Russian Backing for Left Wing Trolls on Conservative Blogs/Media

The Special Counsel should feel free to look at Mike's America and see if any of our left wing parrots are actually working for Putin!

Haven't you ever wondered where some of these left wing trolls  come from?  Especially those who seem to have WAY too much time on their hands or who have obvious foreign phraseology like "USA Americans."

Well, this might be a clue.  An excerpt from the statement of Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein:
The defendants posed as politically and socially active Americans, advocating for and against particular candidates. They established social media pages and groups to communicate with unwitting Americans.
The Russians also recruited and paid real Americans to engage in political activities, promote political campaigns and stage political rallies. The defendants and their co-conspirators pretended to be grassroots activists.
[T]he nature of the scheme was the defendants took extraordinary steps to make it appear that they were ordinary American political activists, even going so far as to base their activities on a virtual private network here in the United States so, if anybody traced it back to that first jump, they appeared to be Americans.
We KNOW Russians were funneling money to left wing environmental groups. Where they also paying left wing trolls to stir up trouble online?

For the record, Mike's America receives NO funding from any foreign or U.S. entity. I wonder how many left wing trolls can say the same?

UPDATE: One of the Anti-Trump protests funded by Russians.

Can we charge the Trump haters who participated in this "Blacks Matter" event with collusion because Russia paid for this?

Let's start with this guy, obviously COLLUDING WITH RUSSIA:

Trump Haters Sure to be Disappointed: Special Prosecutor Indicts Russians, Describes Massive Online and In Person Influence Operation but NO TIES TO TRUMP!

It's time for Trump haters to invent some new form of anti-Trump hysteria. This big lie has been played out!

Here we go. Russian influence in the 2016 election had nothing to do with Trump!

Excerpt of statement by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein:
ROD ROSENSTEIN: The indictment charges 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for committing federal crimes while seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 presidential election.

The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general.According to the allegations in the indictment, 12 of the individual defendants worked, at various times, for a company called Internet Research Agency, LLC, a Russian company based in St. Petersburg.
Internet Research Agency allegedly operated through Russian shell companies. It employed hundreds of people in its online operations, ranging from creators of fictitious personas, to technical and administrative support personnel, with an annual budget of millions of dollars.
In 2014, the company established a translator project focused on the United States. In July of 2016, more than 80 employees were assigned to the translator project. Two of the defendants allegedly traveled to the United States in 2014 to collect intelligence for their American influence operations.

In order to hide the Russian origins of their activities, the departments allegedly purchased space on computer servers located here in the United States in order to set up a virtual private network. The defendants allegedly used that infrastructure to establish hundreds of accounts on social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, making it appear that those accounts were controlled by persons located in the United States.

They used stolen or fictitious American identities, fraudulent bank accounts and false identification documents. The defendants posed as politically and socially active Americans, advocating for and against particular candidates. They established social media pages and groups to communicate with unwitting Americans. They also purchased political advertisements on social media networks.

According to the indictment, the Americans did not know that they were communicating with Russians.

After the election, the defendants allegedly staged rallies to support the president-elect, while simultaneously staging rallies to protest his election. For example, the defendants organized one rally to support the president-elect and another rally to oppose him, both in New York, on the same day.
Now, there is no allegation in this indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity. There is no allegation in the indictment that the charged conduct altered the outcome of the 2016 election.

This indictment serves as a reminder that people are not always who they appear to be on the internet. The indictment alleges that the Russian conspirators want to promote discord in the United States and undermine public confidence in democracy. We must not allow them to succeed.
Again, there's no allegation in this indictment that any American had any knowledge. And the nature of the scheme was the defendants took extraordinary steps to make it appear that they were ordinary American political activists, even going so far as to base their activities on a virtual private network here in the United States so, if anybody traced it back to that first jump, they appeared to be Americans.
Read the indictment for yourself:

We already know that the Russian government was funding American environmental groups attempting to stymie American energy production. The operation worked like a charm during the Obama years when Obama made huge areas of energy rich resources off limits and blocked the Keystone Pipeline despite his own State Department studies assuring there was no credible environmental risk.

Now we learn that the effort was much deeper than once thought. It will be interesting to see the evidence of just where and how the Russians directed their phony online attacks posing as real Americans. I suspect we will find a few our left wing friends are in fact Russian sponsored!

In Rejecting Every Compromise That Includes Border Security And Ends Chain Migration Dems Show They are Less Interested in Amnesty for Dreamers Than They Are in Open Borders

They have a deal for Dreamers and they appear prepared to walk away from it!

Dreamers. Desperate to be American citizens yet waving the Mexican flag?
For years Democrats have insisted that something must be done to help the poor Dreamer kids.  In the last budget shutdown they demanded, and got, a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to have an open debate on the issue as part of the agreement to fund the government.

Well, here we are. Only now Democrats are doing everything they can to block an open debate and vote on anything but a plan for amnesty for Dreamers and others while once again putting off border security and other priorities that were a big part of Trump's election win.

Trump offered Democrats amnesty with a path for citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers and Democrats said NO because that also included funding for the border wall and an end to chain migration and the visa lottery.  Spending $25 billion on the border wall, a sum Nancy Pelosi would describe as paltry in any other regard cannot be the reason Dems object.  NO, they have finally unmasked themselves as the Open Borders Party that puts the safety, well being and prosperity of American citizens second to their goal of importing a new class of persons dependent on government and Democrats now that more and more blacks are discovering they can actually think for themselves.
Read the statement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
MCCONNELL: “This entire week has been set aside, as I assured it would be, for votes on the DACA issue, border security, and other issues pertaining to the subject of immigration. At this point, we should be wrapping up a lively week of debate, amendments, and numerous votes. But that’s not what happened. Instead, we’re here on Thursday morning, and we have yet to vote on a single amendment.

“Remember: Democrats wanted this debate. They shut down the federal government for 300 million Americans -- unnecessarily -- to guarantee we could have this debate at this time. They have spent months insisting DACA is a top priority for them, and telling their constituents they’d do everything they could to resolve it. But when the rubber meets the road? They have yet to bring forward a single proposal that gives us a realistic chance to make law -- that is, pass the Senate, pass the House, and earn the president’s signature.

“All they’ve done is slow the process as much as possible. It turns out they did not want a fair, open, freewheeling amendment process after all. Yesterday evening, I filed cloture on all four pending amendments. At a minimum, under regular order, we can make sure they at least receive a cloture vote by Friday morning. But I hope the Democratic Leader will finally consent to hold votes on these amendments today.

“My Democratic friends say they want resolution for illegal immigrants who were brought to this country as children. The president has put forward a framework that would do just that. His reasonable proposal offers a more than generous resolution to 1.8 million such individuals. But the DACA issue is just a symptom of our broken immigration system. So the president has made clear, and I strongly agree, that any legislation must also treat the root causes and reform legal immigration. And it must also include commonsense steps to ensure the safety of the American people.

“Several senators, led by Senator Grassley, have crafted legislation that accommodates the major interests of all sides. It fulfills the stated goal of our Democratic colleagues and conforms to the president’s requirements. Their bill provides funding to secure our border. It reforms extended family chain migration and the visa lottery program.

“It fixes the loophole that forces us to release thousands of criminal aliens who are rejected by their own home countries. Enacts ‘Kate’s Law’ to put criminals who repeatedly and illegally cross our borders behind bars. Gets tougher on violent and dangerous criminals such as drug smugglers, human traffickers, repeat drunk drivers, gang members, and sex offenders. And, yes -- it offers a generous resolution to the DACA issue.

“The president has gone out more than halfway to meet Democrats and resolve this matter. If they are actually interested in finding a solution, it is time they take ‘yes’ for an answer. Because my Democratic friends were stalling for time, they’ve spent three full days making political points instead of making law. I hope today can be different.”
It's now abundantly clear that Democrats care more about using the poor Dreamers are political pawns than actually resolving the issue.  The question is, do they realize how badly they have been used?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Left Wing Media, Which Never Met A Genocidal Communist Tyrant They Didn't Like, Praises North Korean Kim's Sister, Criticizes Pence

The left in the U.S. follows a simple rule: look the other way at crimes against humanity as long as those perpetrating it hate America as much as they do!

Something interesting happened at the Winter Olympics in Korea. Much of the left wing media went into a full swoon over Kim Yo Jong, deputy director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of North Korea, and sister of murderous dictator Kim Jong Un. There were an astonishing number of flattering news stories along with negative comparisons to Vice President Mike Pence that it can't be mere coincidence. Something else is at play here.

A sampling:

Apparently the irony of that last quote was lost on the people who run the Washington Post. North Koreans are a captive people. The very worst Stalinist state in existence where the people are literally "captive" and are shot if they try to escape.

Left's Praise for Butchers Goes Back Nearly 100 Years

But this is nothing to a left wing media tradition that goes back nearly a century  to praise genocidal communist tyrants. New York Times columnist Walter Duranty won a Pulitizer Prize for his reporting on Stalin and the Soviet Union in the 1930's. Whether a willing accomplice or not Duranty played right into the hands of Soviet Propaganda covering up the monstrous crime of agricultural collectivization which resulted in the starvation of millions of people. But never mind about that.

Then there's the glowing and uncritical coverage of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Left wing icons like Noam Chomsky even praised the Khmer Rouge revolution in Cambodia which led to the genocide of the Killing Fields while dismissing factual reports as mere stories from refugees.

So, here we have a left wing media that gladly trumpets North Korean propaganda which is used to enslave it's people and they do so willingly because they hate Trump and America as much as the North Koreans too.

Would CNN also do this?

Maybe so, as the New York Times actually did this:
In fairness, not all left wing media joined this twisted hate fest.
Bethany Mandel in the New York Post:
Unavailable for comment on that side-eye? Otto Warmbier, an American college student brutally tortured and killed by the North Korean regime last year. His father, Fred, was a guest of Pence’s at the Olympics, and was present also at the State of the Union.
American Otto Warmbier being removed from an airplane in a coma
 after being released from North Korea. 
Again from Bethany Mandel in the New York Post:
Strange reading a red carpet-like report about a member of a regime that has concentration camps the size of Los Angeles, where children have been secretly photographed starving in the streets and whose leader uses anti-aircraft weaponry to execute his political enemies.
Not everyone was fooled into parroting propaganda. MSNBC host Willie Geist tweeted, “I can report South Koreans here in PyeongChang are not as enthralled with Kim Yo Jong and the North Korean cheerleaders as it seems some media are back home. Something about N.K. killing, starving, imprisoning its people while threatening South Korea with nuclear annihilation.”
Not ONE of the reporters who slavishly gushed over North Korea actually stopped to think that while they were making critical comments on V.P. Mike Pence, that if they were North Koreans doing the same for their government they would be shot. But then, I guess they are not worried since they obviously have no intention of criticizing North Korea or ANY genocidal communist regime!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

State Dept. Aide at Center of Steele Dossier ADMITS His Role in Wash. Post Op-Ed. Confirms what is alleged in Nunes and Grassley/Graham Memos!

What a dupe!

Writing at the Washington Post Jonathon M. Winer describes how he played a key role in passing along the highly "salacious and unverified" (former FBI Director Comey's words) garbage that went into the Steele dossier.  Winer didn't know or seem to care whether the information he passed was accurate or not.  He writes: "I am in no position to judge the accuracy of the information generated by Steele or Shearer."

Yet this information was used by top FBI and Department of Justice officials in an application before a federal judge for a warrant of the most sensitive and secret nature and it formed the basis of the entire phony Trump Russia collusion farce.

Like Steele, Blumenthal was a long time friend of Winer. Did Winer also share the extreme partisan leanings of Steele and Blumenthal and others involved such as FBI Agent Strzok? Not surprisngly, he left that information out of his op-ed. But perhaps when House and Senate committees finish their work we will find out. Or perhaps leave it to a Special Counsel to investigate just how deep this hyper-partisan rot extends into the most secret and sensitive areas of government!

Friday, February 09, 2018

Epoch Times Provides A Handy Graphic Guide to Track the Players in The Political Scandal of the Century. Print Your Own and Track Who Goes to Jail

Thanks to the Epoch Times for putting this together!

Click here for the full size version.

You might print out a copy and take a red marker to "X" over the FBI agents and DOJ officials who have already been fired or demoted and make notes on who you think might be indicted.

Epoch Times should sell these full size. I'd buy one!

P.S. Update: Beyond the Memo

See this update for more.

Full size version here.

Grassley Graham Memo Confirms Conclusions of Nunes Memo and Adds Direct Connection Between Hillary and Phony Steele Dossier. She Didn't Just Pay For It. She Helped Write It

And Steele had no credibility after lying to FBI but they used his dossier anyway for the top secret FISA warrant.  Naughty, naughty!

The more unredacted version of the Grassley/Graham memo has been out for a few days and I've been wading through the findings.  Interesting that it largely corroborates the Nunes Memo which Democrats did their best to denigrate.  Odd, that the same media which parroted the Dem talking points attacking Nunes are largely silent.  Not so easy to attack Senator Grassley and Graham.

Grassley/Graham confirms that the FBI used the Steele dossier as the basis for the FISA warrant despite the fact that Steele's credibility had been called into question.
It also reveals the interesting Clinton connection through the State Department which supplied information for the dossier.

Some highlights:

And finally,

Just who is that "friend of the Clintons" who as passing along information?  Why the nefarious Sid Blumenthal.  Hillary's right hand dirt digger and dirty trickster!

In his earlier letter to the Department of Justice prior to the release of the Grassley/Graham memo, Senator Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said this:
“After reviewing how Mr. Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how many stop signs the DOJ ignored in its use of the dossier, I believe that a special counsel needs to review this matter. The rule of Law depends on the government and all who work on its behalf playing by the rules themselves. I hope the Department of Justice will carefully review our letter and take appropriate action,”
Another top Justice Dept. Official Quits

In yet another twist to this story, David Laufman, who leads the DOJ’s counterintelligence division is quitting for "personal reasons" according to the Washington Post.  Laufman was a central player in the Hillary and Russia investigations. As Chuck Ross reports:
he sat in on interviews with the former secretary of state and several of her aides, including Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan. He was joined in those interviews by Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who is currently embroiled in a scandal over politically charged text messages.
We may have a better idea of the full extent of his role in this mega scandal when the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz files his report soon.

Meanwhile, here's what we know for sure:

Stay tuned. This is about to get even more interesting!

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

SMOKING GUN: New Texts Prove Obama LIED When He Claimed He Had No Contact With FBI Regarding Pending Hillary and Other Investigations

It's time for a Special Prosecutor to investigate Obama!

In an interview with Chris Wallace of FOX NEWS:

WALLACE: Can you guarantee to the American people, can you direct the Justice Department to say, "Hillary Clinton will be treated -- as the evidence goes, she will not be in any way protected."

OBAMA: I can guarantee that. And I can guarantee that, not because I give Attorney General Lynch a directive, that is institutionally how we have always operated.

I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line, and always have maintained it, previous president.

WALLACE: So, just to button this up --

OBAMA: I guarantee it.


OBAMA: I guarantee that there is no political influence in any investigation conducted by the Justice Department, or the FBI, not just in this case, but in any case.

WALLACE: And she will be --

OBAMA: Full stop. Period.

WALLACE: And she will be treated no different --

OBAMA: Guaranteed. Full stop. Nobody gets treated differently when it comes to the Justice Department, because nobody is above the law.

WALLACE: Even if she ends up as the Democratic nominee?

OBAMA: How many times do I have to say it, Chris? Guaranteed.


From The Hill: The text message exchange with Peter Strzok, another FBI official with whom she was having an affair, contains a message from Page about preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to Obama.

The exchange, in which Strzok wrote that Obama "wants to know everything we’re doing," was included in a report released Tuesday by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
But there is much more in the Senate Homeland Security report.
  • Director Comey stated that he had not consulted with the Justice Department or White House, when text messages among FBI agents involved in the investigation suggest otherwise. Two key investigators discuss an “insurance policy” against the “risk” of a Trump presidency, and “OUR task.”
  • Messages discuss “unfinished business,” “an investigation leading to impeachment,” and “my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.” The messages strongly underscore the need to obtain still-missing text messages and other information regarding the FBI’s actions and investigations into the Clinton email scandal and Russian involvement in the November 2016 election.
The latest batch of text messages between Strzok and Page show more examples of the Deep State opposition to Donald Trump, including a text sent on Election Day 2016 where Page wrote…


Strzok replied to Page with a text saying…“Omg, I am so depressed.” Later that month, on November 13, 2016 Page wrote…

“I bought all the president’s men. Figure I need to brush up on watergate.”

The next day on November 14, 2016, Page wrote…

“God, being here makes me angry. Lots of high fallutin’ national security talk. Meanwhile we have OUR task ahead of us.”

According to Fox News, Page’s meaning here is unclear, but Senate investigators say, coupled with Strzok’s August 15 text about an “insurance policy,” further investigation is warranted to find out what actions the two may have taken.
And Comey lied about not informing Obama.  The web begins to close!

Happy Reagan's Birthday. Belated by One Day but Always a Good Opportunity to Remember a Great American President

Looking back, I can see similarities to Trump. Not least of which is the blind hatred the left had for both men as they made America great again with peace and prosperity for all!

Two years ago I gave a talk to a local Republican group honoring Reagan on his birthday. It was a full house.

I took a bunch of my favorite Reagan photographs that I have collected over the years and many which I took myself. My favorites are included in this post two years ago. Of all those it's hard to pick a number one favorite. The photos of me with Reagan are of course personal favorites, then there's the photo I took of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with Reagan at the White House in 1988 or the President visiting my home town in Ohio on a visit I suggested and arranged.

But most of all, I like this one.  I took it in 1984 in Perrysburg, Ohio when President Reagan did one of the last whistlestop train tours.  That story and other are included in the birthday post from 2016.

Happy Reagan's Birthday!
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